In those moments, it feels impossible for good taste to transcend class when you’re attempting to be taken seriously

juin 10, 2022 · Filed Under Minder hoe werkt het · Commentaire 

In those moments, it feels impossible for good taste to transcend class when you’re attempting to be taken seriously

Instead, they decide to either keep quiet about their background or warp their origin story to align with working-class experiences

From Paris Hilton to the Kardashian family, being open about how much money you had started to be seen as cheap. (Picture: Issy http://www.datingreviewer.net/nl/minder-overzicht/ Gladston)

For a long time, I considered trickle-up to be a win for progression

But at the opposite end of the spectrum, there is a whole host of fairly wealthy people who are desperate to conceal that they are surrounded by money. People who are eager to convince those around them of their working-class credentials, despite the fact that their parents supplement their income and paid their deposit when they bought a property. As I found myself speaking to more and more people from middle- and upper-class backgrounds, I realised that they don’t see being poor as a rigid socioeconomic standard dictated by your income and quality of life.

Instead, to many people, being ‘poor’ exists on an imaginary spectrum that genuinely hard-up people never have the pleasure to even consider. For some of them, it means not being able to afford dinner out multiple times a week, missing out on one of their four holidays abroad, or dipping into the savings accounts their parents set up for them. Lire la suite